English Opportunities

 

Out of the 120+ institutions U of T is partnered with, the English & Drama Department has identified these partners as the most meaningful and valuable to students in these programs. Partners were selected due to their world rankings, research collaborations, unique program offerings, and distinct geographical areas. 

English & Drama Schools

The following two schools offer great course options for students studying both English and Drama. Please scroll further down for English only and Drama only schools.

King's College London

King’s College is one of the top 25 universities in the world and the fourth oldest university in England. It is a research-led institution based in the heart of London with disciplines that connect across different cultures, subjects, institutions and geographies.

Did You Know?

  • King George IV signed the royal charter of King's College London in 1829.
  • Twelve people who have worked or studied at King's and its constituent institutions have been awarded the Nobel Prize.
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A guide for course selection can be found here

Royal Holloway

The campus offers the  best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey - less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where a close-knit community thrives. The beautiful campus is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. 

Did You Know?

  • Royal Holloway College was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886.
  • The campus is used regularly by film productions to film, BBC’s Antique Roadshow, Midsome Murders as well as Trinity.
  • The institution is recognised as world-class experts in the arts, humanities and sciences many Royal Holloway academics act as advisors to policy-makers and the Government on a wide range of issues, such as combating radicalisation and terrorism

Royal Hollway

For a list of departmental courses please visit this page

English Schools

The following schools offer course options for students studying English.

University College London

Located in central London, University College London gives students access to academic resources as there are countless teaching and research partnerships with hospitals, museums, galleries, libraries, and professional bodies in the area. University College London is currently ranked fifth in the QS World University Rankings.

Did You Know?

  • Rumour has it that Adolf Hitler planned to set up his UK headquarters in Senate House at UCL, which is supposedly why it was never bombed in World War II. Many also consider the building to have been the inspiration for Orwell’s Ministry of Truth in ‘1984’
  • One of Coldplay’s first performances was for a UCL fundraiser for the the student support charity, Nightline
  • Philosopher Jeremy Bentham left his body to the university and asked that it be preserved as an "auto-icon." He remains on display, dressed in his original clothes, in a cabinet on campus.

University College London

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

The Romantic Period (ENGL3006)
Shakespeare (ENGL3002)
Critical Commentary and Analysis (ENGL3004)
The Victorian Period (ENGL3007)
Chaucer and his Literary Background (ENGL2001)
London in Literature (ENGL3013)
Literary Linguistics (ENGL3027)
Literary Representation and the History of Homosexuality (ENGL3021)
Renaissance (ENGL3003)
Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (ENGL3005)

Click here for a full list of all the UCL courses across disciplines available to exchange students.

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in Scotland’s vibrant and historic capital city steps away from a world famous arts festival, Scotland’s mountains, and beaches. Placed in the top three of the prestigious Russell Group, a collective of the UK’s leading, research intensive universities and ranked in the top five for sports in the UK, The University of Edinburgh offers diversity in co-curricular experiences. 

Did You Know?

  • The University of Edinburgh’s newspaper, The Student, is UK’s oldest student newspaper, which was started by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1887, the author of Treasure Island
  • Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city that offers a unique living and learning experience. It has been voted favourite UK City for 13 consecutive years
  • Famous former students include Chris Hoy, Katherine Grainger, Gordon Brown, J.K. Rowling, Ian Rankin, Kirsty Wark, David Hume, Joseph Black, Charles Darwin, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Edinburgh

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Shakespeare's Comedies: Identity and Illusion (ENLI10279)
Mystery and Horror (ENGLI10207)
The Making of Modern Fantasy (ENGLI10351)
Critical Practice: Poetry (ENGLI10187)
Shakespeare: Modes and Genres (ENGLI10119)
Saints and Sinners: Voicing Belief, Doubt, and Dissent in Medieval English Literature (ENLI10245)
Romanticism: Themes, Genres and Contexts (ENLI10373)
Victorian Women Writing (ENLI10186)
Literature and Scepticism: Renaissance to Restoration (ENLI10305)
American Innocence (ENLI10286)

Use this search tool to discover more courses that you may take

University of St. Andrews

Established in 1413, the University of St. Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Located on the east coast of Scotland, surrounded by golf courses and beaches, the university is a mixture of historical buildings with modern facilities. Over the last 600 years, the university has a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. 

Did You Know?

  • A superstition exists at this university, that if a student steps on the initials on Patrick Hamilton, marked in the cobbles outside of St. Salvator’s Quad, they will face risking bad luck and possible exam failure. Tradition holds that the only way to break the curse is to run backwards three times around the quad at the change of class, naked. Alternatively, the student may participate in the May Dip, which is when students gather on the beach and run into the North Sea at sunrise
  • The University manages 'the best small theatre in Scotland', providing an educational resource, general arts venue and music centre

St. Andrew's

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

Milton (EN4347)
The Novels of Jane Austen in Context (EN4361)
Creative Writing (EN4417)
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (EN3112)
Literary Theory (EN3201)
Modernist Literature: Making It New? (EN3212)
Mind, Body and Soul: Literature in the Enlightenment (EN4362)
Self and Society in the Victorian Novel (EN3164)
Postcolonial Literature and Theory (EN3213)
Contemporary British Fiction (EN4406)

For the course catalogue please visit this page

University of Melbourne

Located in Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria and Australia's second-largest city the University of Melbourne is vibrant, culturally diverse and characterized by its friendly people and atmosphere. The campus contains eLearning studios that allow for the most advanced learning and collaborative environments for small groups. 

Did You Know?

  • Many nights you can see across the skyline, a group of approximately 60,000 bats fly from Yarra Bend Park to Melbourne's CBD
  • Melbourne has the highest number of cafes and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world
  • Melbourne has the largest Greek population of any city in the world outside of Greece

Melbourne campus

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

ENGL20009 The Australian Imaginary
ENGL20020 Romanticism, Feminism, Revolution
ENGL20023 American Classics
ENGL20032 Poetry, Love, and Death
ENGL30006 Global Literature and Postcolonialism
ENGL30007 Genre Fiction/Popular Fiction
AIND30011 Aboriginal Writing
ENGL30013 Gothic Fictions
ENGL30046 Romancing the Medieval
ENGL30047 Literature, Ecology, Catastrophe
ENGL30048 Performance and the World

Click here to search for these and many more in the Melbourne Handbook.

 

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is the first and only UK university to be rated as 5 Stars Plus overall by the QS World University Rankings. It has fostered the talents of seven Nobel Prize winners, one Prime Minister, and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister. The University of Glasgow has conquered many firsts for Scotland and the world such as: in 1894, Scotland’s first female medical graduates completed their degrees and in 1958, the world’s first ultrasound images of a fetus were published.

Did You Know?

  • Albert Einstein has an honorary degree from Glasgow University
  • Adam Smith, the father of economics, and Steven Moffat, the writer and director of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who, are Glasgow University alumnus.  
  • One of 3 top places to get curry in the UK
  • Has the third oldest subway in the world, behind London and Budapest

Glasgow campus

Examples of Courses You Can Take: 

A FANTASTIC HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY ENGLIT4006
BRITISH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ENGLIT4018
IRISH AND SCOTTISH LITERATURE SINCE 1900 (HONOURS) ENGLIT4073
JAMES JOYCE ENGLIT4010
PLAYING WITH HISTORY: SHAKESPEARE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES ENGLIT4019
REALISM AND FANTASY IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE ENGLIT4040
WRITING THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION ENGLIT4030
AFRICAN MODERNITIES ENGLIT5001
BIRTH IN A NARROW ROOM: MODERN AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE ENGLIT5004
MODERNIST SEXUALITIES ENGLIT5019
THE AMERICAN COUNTERCULTURE, 1945-75 ENGLIT5024
THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL: SCOTT, DICKENS, ELIOT ENGLIT5027
THE NOVEL NOW ENGLIT5074
VICTORIAN SENSATIONS ENGLIT5059
VIRGINIA WOOLF WRITES MODERNITY ENGLIT5031

Click here to access the University of Glasgow course catalogue and view all the courses available to exchange students.

Unique courses for Study Abroad Programme students

In addition to the course catalogue selection, Study Abroad Programme students will also have access to unique courses of study, designed especially for visiting students to the University. These classes are: 

Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre Health Students
Glasgow School of Art Programme for study abroad students 
Bagpipes: History & Repertoire at the National Piping Centre 
Service Learning

University of Sydney

Located in the largest city in Australia, close to many beaches and other prime locations such as the Sydney Opera House, the University of Sydney is considered the most international university in Australia with one fifth of its 50,000 students being international from 140 different countries. The University of Sydney operates collaboratively with many different industrial partnerships and other universities from around world contributing to ranking in the top 0.3 percent of universities worldwide.

Did You Know?

  • This university is on the border of the Central Business District and is surrounded by unique inner-city neighbourhoods such as Glebe and Newtown (has some of the best Thai food, meat pies, and ice cream in the city!)
  • Rozelle Campus (one of the many USyd campus’s) was formerly part of the Callan Park Lunatic Asylum for the Mentally and Criminally Insane
  • Founded in 1850 - which makes it Australia's first university 

Sydney campus

For examples of courses you may take please visit the University fo Sydney Course Catalogue